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From the Personal Representative (August 2019)

posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:08 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

2019 Honormen

Being an odd numbered year, it is once again time to honor some of our members for their service to our Valley and Freemasonry in general.

I am extremely pleased to announce that the Supreme Council has selected six of our members to be honored this year. 

To be Coronated a 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary (White Cap): Wor. Jack Harris and Wor. Randy Downey.

Jack Harris was raised a Master Mason in Liberty Lodge #299 on July 26, 1963. He served as Master of the lodge in 1998 and again in 2008. He is a Golden Veteran’s (50 year) recipient as well as a recipient of the Hiram Award. He served as Senior Grand Deacon for the Grand Lodge in 2010. He joined San Jose Valley Scottish Rite on May 17, 1975. He served as Wise Master in 2012 and Venerable Master in 2015. He was elevated to the rank of Knight Commander Court of Honor in 2009. Jack has been the 18th Degree Director for many years as well as participating in numerous other degree teams. He has served as a Director on the Foundation Board and has been a mainstay within our Valley.

Randy Downey was raised a Master Mason in Downey Lodge #220 on January 22, 1979. He affiliated with Charity Jarman Lodge #362 (now Mt. Moriah Lodge #292) in 1999 and served as Mt. Moriah’s Master in 2004. He affiliated with Santa Clara Daylight Lodge #844 in 2009 and served as its Master in 2015. He is a recipient of the Hiram Award. He served as Inspector for the Grand Lodge from 2007 to 2015. He was installed as Grand High Priest for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of California in 2017. As well he has been the presiding officer for many other organizations (too many to list). He joined San Jose Valley Scottish Rite on November 17, 2001. He served as Commander of Kadosh in 2014, Venerable Master in 2018 and Venerable Master again this year. He was elevated to the rank of Knight Commander Court of Honor in 2009. Randy has been the 32nd Degree Director for many years as well as participating in numerous other degree teams. He has served as a Director on the Foundation Board and has continually been a guiding force within our Valley.

To be Elevated to the Rank of Knight Commander Court of Honour (Red Cap): Brothers Brandon Duenas, Gerald Harbick, Richard Rosenberg and Jeff Toone.

Brandon Duenas is a member of South Valley Lodge #187 and Golden Rule Lodge #479. He joined San Jose Valley Scottish Rite on May 4, 2012. He served as Wise Master in 2016 and Commander of Kadosh in 2018. He has also been the presiding officer in all of the York Rite Bodies. He is currently the Building Manger for the San Jose Masonic Center.

Gerald Harbick is a member of Thaddeus Sherman Lodge #196. He joined San Jose Valley Scottish Rite on November 15, 2003. He was Master of his lodge in 2008 and 2009 and received the Hiram Award in 2011. He has been a guiding force within our Scottish Rite Club in Paso Robles for many years and is a member of their 22nd degree team.

Richard Rosenberg is a member of Los Altos Lodge #712. He joined San Jose Valley Scottish Rite on November 21, 1992. He was Commander of Kadosh of the Consistory in 2003 and is currently the Master of Kadosh for 2019. He was Master of his lodge in 1984, 1989 and 1986 and received the Hiram Award in 2000. He is very involved with the Order of Eastern Star serving as Patron.

Jeffory Toone is a member of San Jose Lodge #10. He joined San Jose Valley Scottish Rite on May 5, 2015. Although a member for only four years, he has taken a role in many aspects of the Valley. A member of the Knights of Saint Andrew (KSA) in the early years of its existence, he has been a guiding force in making the unit successful. He served as Chief Knight for the KSA in 2018. He has also taken the lead of our technical team ensuring that our Reunions are top notch. His revamping of our computer scripts, visual presentations and sound management have been invaluable to the Valley.

I want to personally congratulate and thank each of our recipients. As an epitome of what Scottish Rite Masonry is about, each bring their own particular value to our Valley. I look forward to bestowing upon them their new caps on Sept. 14th at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center (more info to follow). The conferral of the KCCH degree is open to the public and I hope many of you will be in attendance to honor these well deserving Masons. The 33rd degree is a closed degree, but please help me congratulate Jack and Randy on their accomplishments and their coronation. To each of our recipients, “A Job Well Done”!!

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - August 13, 2019

posted Aug 15, 2019, 1:07 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

Aug 13, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by Aug 9th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Cheese and Crackers
Chicken Drummettes
Fresh Watermelon
Smoked Chicken
Corn
Potato Salad
Mixed Green Salad

Garlic Bread
Dessert

 

Stated Meeting Dinner/Grand Master Reception

posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:43 AM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

July 9, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by July 5th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Grand Master’s Festive Board

 

Cost $25

 

Life Membership

posted Jun 18, 2019, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Effective July 1 the Price of Life Memberships will be going up, so if you would like to get one at the reduced rate now is the time.  Listed below is the Current Cost and the new Cost in July.

 Age         Current New

Under 49 $1995 $2541

50 - 54 $1805 $2299

55 -  59 $1615 $2057

60 -  65 $1330 $1694

Over 65 $1045 $1331

Night of Instruction & Agape Dinner

posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

The Personal Representative

and

 The Venerable Master

of the

Valley of San Jose

Invite all

Scottish Rite Freemasons
and other Brother Masons to

A Night of Scottish Rite Instruction and Festive Agape

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
at
The Scottish Rite Center

2455 Masonic Drive San Jose, California

 

   Illustrious Brother Daniel Doornbos, 33°

Will Favor Us with a Talk on

“Masonic Service in Unusual Places”

Schedule of Events

6:30PM – 7:00 PM – Social Time

                      7:00PM – 7:30PM – Talk by Ill Doornbos

                        7:30PM – Festive Agape/Dinner

                                      Cost $25.00           

 

Requested dress is white tie & tails, tux or dark suit & tie with SR Cap

Reservations are required

Please call the SJ Scottish Rite @ 408-978-7483 to make your reservations

Reservations not canceled before July 13, 2019 must be honored

 

Stated Meeting Dinner (June 11, 2019)

posted Jun 18, 2019, 1:56 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

June 11, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by June 7th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Traditional Summer BBQ

Mixed Green Salad
Fresh Rolls

Dessert

 

Stated Meeting Dinner (May 14, 2019)

posted May 7, 2019, 7:25 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

May 14, 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,  by May 10th )


Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers

Smoked Center Cut Pork Loin

Scalloped Potatoes

Corn

Mixed Green Salad
Fresh Rolls

Dessert

 

Stated Meeting Dinner (April 9, 2019)

posted Mar 29, 2019, 7:59 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by April 5th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers

Sliced Ham in Raisin Sauce

Scalloped Potatoes

Corn

Caesar Salad
Fresh Rolls

Dessert

 

From the Chairman of the A/V Committee

posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:57 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Brothers,

I have been tasked to be the Chairman of the Valley of San Jose’s Audio-Visual Committee. The goal of this Committee is to establish and provide a group of Masons that would be technically proficient in the Audio-Visual systems of the San Jose Scottish Rite building, so that they can run them properly, to properly maintain our Audio-Visual equipment and to make recommendations when needed for improvements to the equipment.

Recently, the Valley of San Jose hired a sound system professional to come in and fix and upgrade our auditorium’s sound system. One of these upgrades included the purchase of a new Soundboard (pictured above) that will enable us to better serve the Valley of San Jose’s needs. With the purchase and installation of this soundboard, this Professional has offered to come at a later date, but before the start of our next reunion (Starts May 31st) to teach a class on how to properly use this soundboard, as well as our full Sound System and related equipment. If you have ever had a desire to learn how to properly use a soundboard or want to learn how we are going use our system if you already know how to use a soundboard. This is your chance!!

 

Please let me know, my email is toonej@gmail.com.

While this sound system will be primarily used during our Scottish Rite meetings and other Masonic events. There is a possibility that this system be rented by renters. If it is rented, they will also be hiring at least one member of this committee to run this system. Yes, that means that if we are hired, then the committee members working that event will be Paid by the hour for their work! The reason for this, is that this sound system will now ONLY be used by those that are approved by the Valley of San Jose as well as properly trained to use our Audio-Visual systems. Seeing as these other events will not be tiled events, it has been decided that we will open membership in this committee (subject to the Valley of San Jose approval) to masons who are not Scottish Rite Masons. If any of you know of any Brother that isn’t a Scottish Rite mason, and you think would fit in with this committee. Please have them get in contact with me. Thanks

Jeff Toone Valley AV Chairman

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - March 12, 2019

posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:55 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

March 12 2019

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by March 8th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers

Corn Beef

Red Potatoes

Braised Cabbage with Baby Carrots

Caesar Salad
Fresh Rolls

Dessert

 

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